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1058783
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Immigration: Publications more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the next edition of the publication entitled Life In The United Kingdom: A Guide For New Residents is due to be published. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 219336 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>Regular updates are made to the handbook to ensure the content remains factually correct. There is no planned date for publishing an updated edition.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T17:09:51.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T17:09:51.637Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1056853
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading House of Commons: Correspondence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment the Commission has made of the effect of the contract for offsite screening of incoming mail to the Houses of Parliament on the ability of Members to receive next-day mail. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 218231 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answer text <p>Mail is collected from the SW1 delivery office in Pensbury Place, London, SW8 by the mail screening contractor at the following times (Mon-Fri) 01:30, 03:30, 04:30, 05:30, 07:00 &amp; 09:00. Post is security screened and subsequently delivered on the same day to the post room in PCH at 05:35, 06:45, 08:30, 10:00, 12:00 &amp; 13:40 where it is sorted and delivered to Members offices at 9am &amp; 12 noon.</p><p>Any signed for or Special Delivery items received after the 12 noon delivery are delivered to Members during the afternoon. All other items of post are delivered to Members the next day at 9am.</p><p>The Houses of Parliament have no control over delays to the post across the wider Royal Mail network.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
grouped question UIN 218232 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-13T18:54:34.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T18:54:34.397Z
answering member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1056854
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading House of Commons: Correspondence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will investigate delays experienced by Members receiving incoming mail. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 218232 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answer text <p>Mail is collected from the SW1 delivery office in Pensbury Place, London, SW8 by the mail screening contractor at the following times (Mon-Fri) 01:30, 03:30, 04:30, 05:30, 07:00 &amp; 09:00. Post is security screened and subsequently delivered on the same day to the post room in PCH at 05:35, 06:45, 08:30, 10:00, 12:00 &amp; 13:40 where it is sorted and delivered to Members offices at 9am &amp; 12 noon.</p><p>Any signed for or Special Delivery items received after the 12 noon delivery are delivered to Members during the afternoon. All other items of post are delivered to Members the next day at 9am.</p><p>The Houses of Parliament have no control over delays to the post across the wider Royal Mail network.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
grouped question UIN 218231 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-13T18:54:34.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T18:54:34.443Z
answering member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1054631
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Immigration Controls: National Security more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Home Affairs, with reference to his oral contribution of 5 September 2018, Official Report, column 169, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the new power to detain people at the UK border to determine whether they are engaged in hostile state activity on the security of the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 216177 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answer text <p>Schedule 3 to the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security introduced new powers that would allow ports and border officers to stop, question, search and detain persons at UK ports to determine whether they are or have been engaged in hostile activity.</p><p>The Bill completed its parliamentary passage on Tuesday 22 January but has not yet received Royal Assent. Following Royal Assent, the Schedule 3 powers will not come into force until the associated statutory guidance has been subject to public consultation, debated by both Houses of Parliament and subsequently commenced by regulations.</p><p>These powers were identified as a key gap in the capability of UK law enforcement to tackle the threat from hostile activity and the Government is pleased that Parliament has supported their passage in the Bill.</p><p>Once in force, the powers will be subject to the scrutiny and oversight of the Investigatory Powers Commissioner who will report annually on their exercise.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-07T16:55:35.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T16:55:35.953Z
answering member
1539
label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1054624
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Sanctions: EU Action more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 5 September 2018, Official Report, column 169, what progress the PM has made in pushing for new EU sanctions regimes against those responsible for cyber-attacks and gross human rights violations. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 216171 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answer text <p>The UK has actively supported proposals for three new EU thematic sanctions regimes in order to strengthen our international resilience to hybrid threats. These regimes are in different stages of development in the EU.</p><p>The chemical weapons regime was adopted at the Foreign Affairs Council on 15 October, and on 21 January the EU adopted the first listings under that regime in response to the use of chemical weapons in Salisbury and Syria. These actions demonstrate the resolve of the UK and our allies to tackle the proliferation and use of chemical weapons in contravention of global norms.</p><p>We welcomed the October European Council conclusions which gave a mandate for work on EU cyber sanctions. We are coordinating with EU partners to support the development of a cyber sanctions regime. We are also very supportive of ongoing policy discussions following the Dutch initiative to establish an EU global human rights sanctions regime. This will strengthen the EU’s ability to tackle human rights violations and abuses, wherever they may occur, and allow the EU to respond quickly and appropriately.</p>
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-07T16:50:14.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T16:50:14.447Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1054626
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to her oral contribution of 5 September 2018, Official Report, column 169, what progress she has made in working with international partners to empower the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to attribute chemical weapons attacks to other states beyond Syria. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 216172 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answer text <p>As set out in the statement of 13 December 2018 [HCWS1177] by the Foreign Secretary and his predecessor’s update to the House on 9 July 2018, the UK was at the forefront of significant successful diplomatic efforts last year to secure, fund and implement decisions to enable the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to attribute responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, and more widely at the request of an affected State Party. In accordance with the terms of the June Decision, on 15 November 2018, the Director General of the OPCW set out the measures that the OPCW will implement to provide technical expertise on attribution to requesting States Parties and set out his proposals to establish independent, impartial, expert arrangements to assist with this. We continue to work with international partners in supporting the OPCW Director General and the OPCW Technical Secretariat to put in place structures and staffing to take forward their mandated attribution work, a significant step forward in international efforts to end use of chemical weapons.</p>
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-07T16:32:59.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T16:32:59.527Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1050472
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Evan Mawarire more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Zimbabwean counterpart to ensure that Evan Mawarire is given a fair trial in accordance with international law. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 213985 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answer text <p>I raised the need for all those arrested to be given a fair trial with the Zimbabwean Foreign Minister Moyo on 30 January. Our Ambassador has reinforced this message in Harare, in meetings with Home Affairs Minister Mathema on 23 January and Foreign Minister Moyo on 25 January.</p><p>Following his recent arrest, the British Embassy have been monitoring Pastor Evan Mawarire’s court hearings. We were pleased to see he was released on bail on 30 January.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-04T16:07:48.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T16:07:48.7Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1050475
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) South Africa, (b) Botswana, (c) Namibia and and (d) Malawi on the situation in Zimbabwe. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 213986 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answer text <p>I travelled to South Africa on 30 January and raised Zimbabwe with key regional interlocutors, emphasising the need for urgent action by the international community.</p><p>I also attended the EU-AU Ministerial meeting in Brussels on 21 January and discussed a range of issues, including Zimbabwe at the meeting.</p><p>I will continue to raise the political and security situation in Zimbabwe with key counterparts, including those from Commonwealth states, as I did with the Foreign Minister of Mozambique on 3 February.</p><p>​</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-04T16:08:49.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T16:08:49.317Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1050477
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Zimbabwe: Detainees more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Zimbabwean counterpart to ensure that individuals detained by the military and the police during the recent unrest are given a fair trial in accordance with international law. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 213987 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answer text <p>I summoned the Zimbabwean Ambassador on 17 January to express our concern at the ongoing situation there, and to urge the security forces to stop using disproportionate force and to investigate any cases of alleged human rights violations and abuses. On 30 January, I spoke to Zimbabwean Foreign Minister Moyo, repeating our calls for an end to human rights violations and abuses and a full investigation into all allegations, including arbitrary arrests.</p><p>We will continue to call on the Government of Zimbabwe to investigate all allegations of human rights violations and abuses and urge them to follow the due process of law.</p><p>The British Embassy team continue to attend court cases in Harare and Bulawayo and are in regular contact with the legal teams of a number of individuals who have been arrested.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-04T16:09:49.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T16:09:49.213Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1050158
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Mali: Armed Conflict more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the accuracy of reports that climate change is exacerbating conflict in Mali; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 213279 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
answer text <p>​We agree that climate change is exacerbating conflict in Mali and the broader Sahel region, particularly by increasing competition over land and resources. The causes of conflict in Mali are, however, wider than climate change and include in particular issues around governance, demography, terrorism and organised crime.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-31T15:48:09.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T15:48:09.31Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this